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LEBANON PROTESTS CONTINUE WITH VIOLENT CLASHES

20th Jan 2020 . by Andrew Richards

20 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – Nearly 500 anti-government protesters were injured in Lebanon during a weekend of violent clashes with security forces outside parliament. Riot police used teargas, water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse crowds in central Beirut on Sunday night as the army was deployed in an apparent show of force. The clashes followed more than…

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TRUMP IMPEACHMENT UPDATE

17th Jan 2020 . by Andrew Richards

17 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE BBC) -The 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts administered the oath to the senators to “do impartial justice”. In the coming weeks, the senators will decide whether…

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PUTIN SHAKE-UP COULD KEEP HIM IN POWER PAST 2024

16th Jan 2020 . by Andrew Richards

16 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and his cabinet stepped down. Most importantly, Putin suggested diminishing the powers of the presidency and…

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BRITAIN, FRANCE, GERMANY FORMALLY ACCUSE IRAN OF BREAKING NUCLEAR DEAL

15th Jan 2020 . by Andrew Richards

15 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Tuesday of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear program, which eventually could lead to the reimposing of U.N. sanctions lifted under the deal. The European powers said they were acting to avoid a crisis over nuclear…

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15 JANUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR IRAN

14th Jan 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 11 January, protesters took to the streets of Tehran, Iran, demanding the resignation of senior leaders following the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane – caused by an Iranian surface-to-air missile – which killed all 176 people on board. The civilian aircraft was inadvertently shot down on Wednesday (8 January)…

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‘CLERICS GET LOST!’: IRAN PROTESTS RAGE AFTER PLANE DISASTER

14th Jan 2020 . by Andrew Richards

14 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  Protesters took to the streets of Iran to denounce the country’s clerical rulers and riot police deployed to face them in a third day of demonstrations on Monday after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. Iran’s president called last week’s downing of the Ukrainian plane a…

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RAMAPHOSA TO INTERVENE IN DISPUTE OVER GREAT ETHIOPIAN RENAISSANCE DAM

13th Jan 2020 . by Andrew Richards

13 JANUARY 2020 9SOURCE: NEWS24)– Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt about the building of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The 2019 Nobel Peace recipient said at a press conference at the end of his three-day official visit to South Africa…

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STAMPEDE KILLS 56 AT FUNERAL FOR IRANIAN GENERAL SLAIN BY US

7th Jan 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

7 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: AP) – A stampede broke out Tuesday at the funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a US airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said. The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of…

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SOLEIMANI ATTACK: WHAT DOES INTERNATIONAL LAW SAY?

7th Jan 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

7 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: BBC) – US President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq but what are the legal grounds for this course of action? The US said: “This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.” So, what are the key issues when considering…

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YEAR-END GREETING 2019

19th Dec 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

Dear Friends, As we race towards the end of 2019, the INcontext team would like to thank you for your support over the past year. Thank you for every prayer, every word of encouragement, and every donation. We deeply appreciate your friendship and support. May you have a blessed Christmas, and may it be filled…

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